Definitions for cross-reference
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a reference at one place in a work to information at another place in the same work
A reference or direction in one place in a book or other source of information to information at another place in the same work
To provide something with a cross-reference
Origin: * cross - reference
The term cross-reference can refer to either: ⁕An instance within a document which refers to related information elsewhere in the same document. In both printed and online dictionaries cross-references are important because they form a network structure of relations existing between different parts of data, dictionary-internal as well as dictionary external. ⁕In an index, a cross reference is often denoted by See also. For example, under the term Albert Einstein in the index of a book about Nobel Laureates, there may be the cross-reference See also: Einstein, Albert. ⁕In hypertext, cross-referencing is maintained to a document with either in-context or out-of-context cross-referencing. These are similar to KWIC and KWOC. ⁕In programming, "cross-referencing" means a listing of every named identifier. ⁕In a relational database management system, a table can have an xref as prefix or suffix to indicate it is a cross-reference table that joins two or more tables together via primary key.
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